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Model-Based Service Concepts For Testing Mobile Software

Introduction | Team | Publications |

Introduction

In order to lift the level of Finnish mobile software quality assurance competitiveness, we need to improve current test automation tools and concepts. While emerging countries have the price advantage in manual testing, this is not necessary the case in automated testing. Test automation usually requires expensive tool licenses as well as expertise to make the tools work in optimal ways. So far, however, test automation has provided a return on the investment mainly in regression type of testing, largely because the tools have not been able to replace manual testing in finding new defects.

In the previous TEMA project, we have been developing a model-based testing methodology for GUI testing of Symbian S60 applications. Compared to conventional test automation in this context, model-based test generation should help in finding new defects in addition to previous benefits provided by test automation, such as regression testing. Moreover, the maintenance of test is easier at the model level.

In MBT-MOSE project, the goal is to turn the TEMA methodology into a testing service and pilot the use of such service in industry. This also requires improving and extending the associated toolset and the model library. Based on our previous results, this approach seems feasible at least in narrow domains such as GUI testing of S60 applications. We are also investigating the possibilities to extend the methodology to other testing domains as well, such as mobile Linux. We pursue these goals together with industrial partners that include potential service providers and users.

See details and the complete list of publications at the TEMA web site: tema.cs.tut.fi

Partners

TEMA is funded by TEKES and the following companies: Nokia, Flander, Ixonos, F-Secure, Plenware, Qentinel, and Prove Expertise.

updated 04.02.13 20:01:26 Copyright 2011 Practise Group - Department of Software Systems - Tampere University of Technology